Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
2011 Subaru Outback
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Transmision shifting problems from first day,new trans after 3 weeks of hassle,and one tow in and two times delivery by me.
Nasty vibration from torque converter going in and out of lock-up. Dealer had car several times unable to replicate. I took off from work to take service manager and tech for instrumented ride, had no problem recreating problem. Replaced valve body.
Valve body suffered major failure a month or so after replaced (lit up dash big-time), limp-home mode. The second valve body started acting up within a day or two, needed to be replaced when I traded it.
Front right wheel bearing was making a grinding noise. Noise began in December 2014 as a rubbing noise on curves. Within one week of repair grinding noises began front front right area. Entire assembly was replaced.
Instrument panel started looking like a Christmas tree. Cruise and auto emerg. brake release not working. Error code indic. bad CVT valve and/or harness, but code cleared okay.
Replace rear axle bearing
Malfunction solenoid in transmission valve body. Needed new valve body and transmission fluid flush
Multiple indicator lights illuminated or blinking; trouble code P0743 Torque converter solenoid circuit low. Dealer diagnosis recommended replacement of valve body assembly.
Numerous dash lights, car was shifting harshly when engaging reverse or drive. Diagnosed as a faulty valve body which was replaced. Problem continued, transmission controller replaced, problem solved.
Engine would stall when coming from high speed to a stop. They replaced the entire transmission.
shifts hard out of park when on any incline. Dealer stated this was "normal." Nothing was done...
Reprogram transmission computer because car would shudder and nearly stall when climbing very steep hills at low speed (parking garage ramps)
Transmission oil pan had a tiny leak. It didn't warrant repair as it wasnt dripping but I had the seal replaced to avoid future issues.
Transmission valve body replaced. $900 part, 8q T fluid, 5 hr labor.
Have a metal clanking sound that appears to be coming from the transmission when slowing to a stop...dealer hasn't been able to fix it as they have not been able to replicate the sound.
On going problem of metal rattling under transmission when slowing to a stop. Level of noise ranges from loud to soft and is intermittent. Dealer heard it once but then could not replicate the problem.
Front differential fluid is BLACK. They do not know what is causing it, drained & replaced fluid now tracking at next oil change if it is turning black again.
Car randomly shudders front to back after coming to a full stop, like waiting at a light. Also riding very rough at times, like it is off-roading. Poor acceleration when need it most. No error codes, computer updated, still a problem.
New clutch. Throw out bearing .flywheel resurfaced and pilot bearing.
replaced clutch. pedal stuck down at a stop light on way to work but was stilll in gear, allowed me to start out and switch between 1 and 2 on last mile to work.. could lift the pedal to up position but if touched, it went back to floor no tension.
check engine and cooresponding cruise, slippery when wet and flashing brake lights on. code read p0420 catalytic converter, but tech indicated car running rough and ck age of spark plugs.